[erlang-questions] xUnit implementation for Erlang ?

t ty <>
Thu Apr 19 07:04:44 CEST 2007


One suggestion from #erlang was to implement a memcache server in
Erlang and allow Ruby access to mnesia from this.

t

On 4/18/07, Scott Lystig Fritchie <> wrote:
> >>>>> "fb" == =?UTF-8?Q?Fran=C3=A7ois Beausoleil?= <UTF-8> writes:
>
> fb> I dreamt of using Erlang as the backend database for my Ruby
> fb> applications tonight.  Wouldn't that be cool :)
>
> There isn't anything built-in to OTP that would allow you to do that,
> but it's certainly doable.  I've written a TCP interface + small query
> language to Mnesia, so C++ applications can use Mnesia for backend
> storage.
>
> The only "problem" then is designing the syntax of the query language
> and the semantics behind it, e.g. is simple put/get/delete of
> individual items enough, or do your clients need to update multiple
> items inside a full transaction?  Are the things you're storing simple
> key-value pairs of Erlang binaries, or do you want to expose more
> Erlang data types to the outside world (e.g. integer, list, tuple).
>
> If there were a Ruby implementation of Erlang's external
> term format/serialization/"pickling", then you could use it to
> overcome most of the syntax problem.
>
> -Scott
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